The White House has published pictures from the President’s dinner last night with members of the tech community. The photos, which appear on the White House’s Flickr account, show the President dining with leaders, and having a conversation with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg. Apple CEO Steve Jobs is seated beside Obama (black shirt to the left) in one of the photos. Rumors regarding Jobs’ health have been circulating the web, his appearance shows that he is at least well enough to make the group meal.
According to the White House yesterday afternoon, at the dinner “The president and the business leaders will discuss our shared goal of promoting American innovation, and discuss his commitment to new investments in research and development, education and clean energy.”
One person omitted from the event’s guest list was Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Ballmer was not invited, simply because he is not based in the Silicon Valley. The Oatmeal had a pretty funny take on his absense today however.
What do you think was discussed at the meeting?